Career in Biochemistry

By | September 17, 2020
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“Biochemistry is also known as biological chemistry which is the study of the structure, composition, and chemical reactions of substances in living systems. Biochemistry emerged as a separate discipline when scientists combined biology with organic, inorganic, or physical chemistry and began to study such topics as how living things obtain energy from food, the chemical basis of heredity, and what fundamental changes occur in disease. Biochemistry includes the sciences of molecular biology; immunochemistry; neurochemistry; and bioinorganic, bioorganic, and biophysical chemistry.”


Key to Success

To be successful in Biochemistry you should have/ develop:

  • Good intelligence
  • Ability to concentrate for long hours
  • Capacity for original thoughts
  • Perseverance
  • Curiosity
  • Ability to learn new things

Scope and Opportunities

Biochemistry Has a Wide Range of Applications

A biochemists research ways to develop ample and cheap sources of nutritious foods, determine the chemical composition of foods, and develop technique to abstract nutrients from waste products, or invent ways to lengthen the shelf life food products. In agriculture, biochemists study the interaction of insecticide with plants. They examine the structure-activity relationships of compounds, determine their ability to inhibit growth, and evaluate the toxicological effects on encircling life.

Lifestyle & Social Status

  • Biochemist work in laboratories
  • It is an indoor Job
  • Most work full time

Job Profile

Biochemists research on the chemical components and processes of living organisms like plants, insects, microorganisms, and mammals.  Their work contributes and helps to understand the chemical reaction and their uses.

Some Job Types

  • Chemist
  • Clinical Research Specialist
  • Cytologist
  • Product Development Manager
  • Laboratory Supervisor
  • Process Development Specialist
  • Pharmaceutical Sales Rep.
  • Science Teacher
  • Perfumer
  • Quality Control Inspector
  • Dairy Technologist

Skill Sets

  •  Critical Thinking
  • Analytical skills
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Judgment and Decision Making

Work Value

  • Challenging
  • Autonomy
  • Innovation

Current Job Scenario

After competition of biochemistry a biochemist can apply for a job a as a lecturer in Colleges and Universities or researchers in colleges of sciences, medicine, pharmacy, veterinary medicine, and agriculture.  Here are the some of the agencies which hires biochemists as government employee who will do specializing in basic research analyzing food, drugs, air, water, waste, or animal tissue.

  • The Department of Agriculture
  • The National Institutes of Health
  • The Environmental Protection Agency

Drug companies in development of pharmaceuticals, agricultural chemicals, foods, feeds, and consumer products also hire biochemists in R&D, science information, technical writing, and on editing profile.

Drug Companies do hire biochemists for research and development of drugs to retreat these diseases.

There are enormous Job opportunities for those with the domain skills. The field is mounting and growth is expected in industry, especially in genetic research

Top Recruiters

  • Biocon
  • Serum Institute of India
  • Nicholas Piramal
  • Wockhadrt Limited
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • Zydus Cadila

Course Synopsis

Course Options B.Sc Biochemistry M.Sc. (Medical) Biochemistry
Academic Eligibility 10+2 with PCB B.Sc. course in any branch of Life Sciences
Fees Rs. 10k to Rs. 15k per annum Rs. 40k per annum
Expenditure in Metro and Tier-1 Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 lakhs Rs. 2 lakhs to Rs. 2.5 lakhs
Expenditure in Tier-2 Rs. 1.75 lakhs to Rs. 2 lakhs Rs. 1.75 lakhs to Rs. 2 lakhs
Duration 3 Years 2 Years
Mode Regular Regular
Specialization Genetics, Cell biology and signaling, Development and disease, Plant biology, Energy and metabolism, Molecular biology, Bioinformatics  
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Career Prospect

  1. Biomedical scientist
  2. Chemist
  3. Clinical scientist
  4. Laboratory technician
  5. Microbiologist
  6. Pharmacologist
  7. Research associate
  8. Research scientist
  9. Biotechnologist

Entrance Exam

  • For B.Tech in Biomedical – JEE, JEE Advanced and State Level Entrance Exams
  • For B.Sc in Biomedical – Admission process takes place on merit basis 

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